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Fire!!

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students run a simulation of how a fire will spread through a stand of trees, learning about probability and chaos.
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Generalized Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students choose one of "n" doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal."
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Higher or Lower?

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Flash 
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Use your knowledge of probability to bet on whether the next card is higher or lower than the last one.
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Poker Experiment

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Java applet that simulates poker hands (runs from Mozilla Firefox). Reports experimental and theoretical probabilities on nine different types of hands (5card).
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Racing Game with Two Dice

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Two players each roll a die, and the lucky player moves one step to the finish. Parameters: what rolls win and how many steps to the finish line.
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Rock, Paper, Scissors

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Flash 
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This is a simple online version of the game rock, paper, scissors. The webpage includes a background of the game, rules and an applet complete with images of hands showing rock (closed fist), paper (f...
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Simple Monty Hall

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
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Students choose one of three doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal."
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Spinner

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Students can create a game spinner with one to twelve sectors to look at experimental and theoretical probabilities.
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Stay or Switch?  The Monty Ha...

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Flash 
Tool 

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Players choose one of three doors to experimentally determine the odds of winning the grand prize behind one of the doors, as in the TV program "Let's Make a Deal." This site provides a variety of "ex...
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The Guessing 1100 Game

Probability of event (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Guess which number the computer picked; this tool records your number of guesses and tells you whether you should guess higher or lower.
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The Random BallPicking Machin...

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Shockwave 
Tool 

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Predict the likelihood that a colored ball gets randomly selected out of a bowl. Then pull a lever to pick a ball at random, keeping track of which color comes out, and comparing the result with what ...
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Understanding Experimental Pro...

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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Experiment with experimental probability using a fixed size section spinner, a variable section spinner, 2 regular 6sided number cubes or design your own number cubes. Appropriate for elementary grad...
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Virtual Coin Toss

Probability of event (Math 7) 
JavaScript 
Tool 

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Find out whether there are more heads or tails when you toss a coin 100 times, 1000 times, 10,000 times, or more. This tool records your current experiment and the cumulative results of previous tosse...
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Beat the Odds?

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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Can you beat the odds and always choose the right door?
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Box Model

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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Is your box model game fair?
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Pick a Number

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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For each number of dice, how many rolls might it take to arrive at your selected number?
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Service Day Game of Chance

Probability of event (Math 7) 
Java Applet 
Technology PoW 

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Help the students plan for their game of chance.
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Algebraic Statement Sometimes,...

Proofs (Discrete Math) 
Flash 
Support Material 

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This minilesson explains concepts related to the logical arguments and making conclusions using the "principle of contradiction" and the "principle of identity".
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Pythagorean Theorem

Proofs (Discrete Math) 
Java Applet 
Support Material 

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Read explanations of fortythree proofs of the Pythagorean theorem. Some of the proofs have additional pages with applets to explore.
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DC Proof: An Aid to Teach the ...

Proofs (Discrete Math) 
Computer 
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DC Proof is a PCbased educational software package. It is designed to facilitate students' transition to proofbased mathematics at the undergraduate or advanced high school levels. An interactive tu...
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Pythagorean Theorem

Proofs (Discrete Math) 
Java Applet 
Tool 

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This virtual manipulative allows you to walk through a visual proof of the Pythagorean theorem. Before beginning the proof, recall that the pythagorean theorem is: c^2 = a^2 + b^2
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John and Betty's Journey into ...

Properties of Rational Functions (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
Activity 

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A children's bookontheWeb from Australia, designed to introduce complex numbers in story form in a way that is intuitive and enjoyable for students. John, Betty, and their dog Trevor solve a series...
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Irregular Fractals

Properties of Rational Functions (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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This lesson is designed to continue the discussion of fractals started in the Infinity, SelfSimilarity and Recursion, Geometric Fractals and Fractals and Chaos Game lessons. Students are introduced t...
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Mandelbrot Set

Properties of Rational Functions (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
Lesson Plan 

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Students are introduced to the notion of a complex number and function iteration in order to motivate the discussion of Julia sets and the Mandelbrot set.
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Complex Numbers Applet

Properties of Rational Functions (PreCalculus) 
Java Applet 
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This applet does symbolic calculation of complex numbers. This means that you can enter integers and fractions for the component values of a complex number (real and imaginary). Values with numbers th...
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